Nearly 120 Pounds of Pot Discovered in Two Traffic Stops Last Week

Jewell Pendleton II

Nebraska state troopers seized nearly 120 pounds of marijuana in just two stops last week.

A North Carolina man was arrested following the first stop Friday afternoon near the Cozad exit on Interstate 80, according to the Nebraska State Patrol.

Jewell Pendleton II, 29, of Raleigh, N.C. was driving the 2013 Chevy Tahoe when troopers stopped the eastbound vehicle for speeding. After being given consent to search the SUV, the trooper found just over 91 pounds of pot stored in five duffel bags in the SUV's cargo area.

Pendleton was taken to the Dawson County Jail for possession of marijuana with intent to deliver.

The second stop took place Saturday on I-80 near the Lincoln Airport exit.

Wade Davis, of Crossville, Tenn. and his passenger, 70-year-old Martin Singleton, of Crescent City, Fla. were taken to the Lancaster County Corrections facility on charges of possession of marijuana with intent to deliver after a trooper found nearly 29 pounds of pot in an SUV cargo area.

According to the state patrol, a trooper stopped Davis, 46, in his 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee for speeding just after 1 a.m. Saturday. The trooper was then prompted to search the SUV after smelling the drug.

The pot was found in four plastic trash bags in the cargo area.